Monday, November 26, 2012

Yesterdays in Black & White

Here are a couple of other images that I shot on Saturday.  I processed these as black & white images, which really seemed to speak to the time and place and sense of history they inspire.



On Saturday, I  took a drive along Old Route 66 right here in town.  I had seen an old car next to an equally old gas pump several times, and decided to photograph it.  The above photo is an HDR enhanced photo of it, accentuating the coloring of the rusty spots on both the car and the pump.  The tires on the truck are completely disintegrated and look like threads hanging onto the tire rim.

A little further down the road, I noticed the front of an old barn or shack of some sort that's in the process of falling completely over, but is sort of propped up by the debris from the other 3 walls.  Again, I used HDR to enhance the image and make it appear to be somewhat like a painting.  It seems ironic that now that I've photographed it, this barn/shack has somewhat of a legacy, and will continue to exist even after it totally collapses, while the people who once used or lived there are long gone.

Not far from the barn/shack, walking down the same dirt road, I noticed the nice lines created by the barbed wire fence, the dirt road I was walking down, and, off in the upper left corner, the lines created by the highway built to replace Old Route 66.  This image just speaks to the nostalgia of yesterday and today.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Few Things to be Thankful For

Just a few things to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving.......brilliant sunsets......

...pastel sunsets.....

...breath-taking sunrises....

.....sunrises from bed.....

Sunday, November 11, 2012

First Dusting

This morning we woke up to our first dusting of snow!  As you can see from the above photo, it truly was a dusting - nothing to really stick for any period of time, and it didn't even cover the entire ground.  Also, if you check out the mountain tops, you can see it was just a little dusting!

Closer to home, here's an image of our yucca and other bushes growing in our front garden.  Good thing I took this photo when I first woke up.  Within a couple of hours, the snow was pretty much gone!

On a whimsical note, here's our pilot themed yard art.  Our little flying kitties have also had a dusting!!